Downtown Neighborhood Association donates $2,500 to 200 club

Downtown Neighborhood Association donates $2,500 to 200 club

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -The 200 club raises funds to help the families of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty with bills, housing, scholarships for the children and more.

As the club was preparing to give on Tuesday, they received a large donation from another local organization.

The Downtown Neighborhood Assocation donated $2,500 to the 200 Club at their yearly May meeting in honor of Sgt. Kelvin Ansari.

“This was a no brainer," said David McDonald, president of the DNA. "This was something dear to our heart that’s important. What the officers do for our city, so it was unanimous.”

Newly elected president David McDonald says this cause hits closer to home not only for the Savannah community but for first responders across the country.

“I spent over 20 years in law enforcement in Washington D.C. and retired as a deputy chief," said McDonald. "I have many friends who were killed in the line of duty and they were tragically lost.”

On behalf of the 200 club, former city attorney Brooks Stillwell accepted the donation. The 200 Club is helping the family with immediate expenses now and taking care of them forever.

“When one of our officers, or firefighters, or EMTs is killed in the line of duty, we support their families for the rest of their time, we even put the children through college,” said Stillwell.

The community continues to mourn the Savannah brother in blue. Sgt. Ansari’s visitations will be Thursday and Friday from 2 to 9pm at campbell and sons funeral home. The funeral is Saturday at Calvary Baptist Temple at 11 a.m. Both are open to the public.

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